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“A wonderful independent bookstore!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Book Fare Cafe

Book Fare Cafe
1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
360-734-3434
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Ranked #58 of 424 Restaurants in Bellingham
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Marietta, Georgia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A wonderful independent bookstore!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Fairhaven is so fortunate to have this bookstore. It is a place where you could spend hours. The knowledgable booksellers won't steer you wrong.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Union Gap, Washington
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What a Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I am a sucker for used books. I found one of the best used bookstores that I have seen in a long time. The staff encourages you to pull up a chair and read to your hearts content. A great time especially when it is raining. Fits in nicely to the Fairhaven District

Visited April 2013
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Thank Frank G
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Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“That rare old fashioned book store”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I could live in a store like this. An old fashioned independent book store with knowledgeable clerks and informative displays. They even have chairs scattered around so you can peruse before you choose. And, there's a discount cart so you can mix the value from new fresh to old and cherished. And of course, my favorite bookstores also have local lore and a few gifty things to delight.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Judy S
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Fort Mcmurray
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great book selection, terrific guest speakers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We arrived to a full house of people interested in a book speaker. Lots of interesting books and people.

Visited July 2012
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Bellingham, Washington
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Quality food with a local emphasis in a lovely little book nook.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This little nook resides in an upstairs corner of a fabulous independent book shop. Windows overlook Fairhaven's Village Green and the water beyond ~ a sublime view, and a perfect place to enjoy a good meal and glass of wine or cup of coffee. Owner and chef Charles embraces the local, sustainable food movement, as evidenced by his menu. This is high end fare at a reasonable price. The challenge here is that the hours seem rather variable ~ the cafe is sometimes closed when the book store is open, and several times I intended to eat here only to discover it had closed early. It's also clear is for the most part running a one man show, as service can be spotty. Still, the environment and emphasis on "real" food make this a spot worth visiting.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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